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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Oshlag, Rebecca and Rachel Sherlock: Scientist and Savant (2014 Summer Reading Program) Performing Arts- Storytelling
Spark a reaction from your teens with this program about Sherlock. An enduring character in detection fiction, Sherlock has become popular with teens due to recent portrayals in films and television series. This StoriesGalorious program will enable teens to identify the considerable contributions to forensic science made by Sherlock and explore the complex personality of this brilliant detective. Sherlock’s creator, the extraordinary Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, is fascinating in his own right. A discussion of his remarkable life will permit teens to determine aspects that influenced the development of the characters of Sherlock and Watson. The rendition of several of Doyle’s favorite Sherlock stories by Rebecca and Rachel will further spark interest in reading modern and original versions of Holmes’ adventures, seeking additional information about his author, and learning more about forensic science.
$101- $200
Kolodner, Arnie Imagination Magic Shows-Make Your dreams come true! Performing Arts- Magic,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Theater
Master Magician Arnie Kolodner presents interactive children's theater with amazing magic woven into favorite stories. Choose from: Peter Pan, Harry Potter, Star Wars, Wizard of OZ, Cinderella, Snow White, Beauty and the Beast and Alice and Wonderland, The Mentalist or Classic Magic. The children feel as if they are causing the magic to happen. Whatever they imagine seems to come true. One lucky child who dreams of flying is even levitated in mid-air!
$351- $500
Jeffers, David The Magic Of Reading Performing Arts- Magic,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Theater
A conbination of magic,puppery and story telling designed to get children excited about reading. Watch, as the children make some of the magic happen right in their own hands. Presented by David Jeffers ( Mr.J ), a full time performer with over 20 years of experience.
$201- $350
Story Theatre, Activated Digging Diversity Disability Awareness,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Theater
Each show features 2 of the following stories: The Treasure and the Bridge - Tops and Bottoms - The Iron Dragon - Simple Ivan - The Hat Seller and the Monkey Performed before a giant oversized book with lots of physical comedy, American Sign Language and audience participation. At the end of each library performance, kids are sent to search for books related to the show. Shows are recommended for preschool-8th grade students and family audiences. http://activatedstorytheatre.com for more info
$351- $500
merwin, chris Kikyo Genso-Japanese music and dance Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Dance
Japanese music on the shakuhachi flute and Noh and Kabuki influenced dance, as well as folk songs. Dancer/singer Kishiko Hasegawa uses Japanese fans, umbrellas, and scarves as props along with her unique style of dance based on the ancient Noh theater dancing. Chris Merwin plays ancient Zen Buddhist meditation music along with classical and folk on the bamboo flute. Performers wear kimonos and historical/cultural info. is given.
$501- $1000
Edgecomb, Diane The Salmon of Wisdom Literature- Other,
Nature- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
True tales and original stories of encounters with the wild. This inspiring and entertaining performance is especially for nature lovers. The show starts off with an upbeat rhyming story of a New York cabbie who travels “up North” in search of a loon. Filled with humorous and evocative moments as we travel with the greenhorn cabbie as he reconnects with the wild. This piece is complemented with beautiful Native American legends and Diane’s original story The Salmon of Wisdom ~ a true tale of a mysterious and inspiring journey along California's Pacific Coast ~ a story of the beauty and mystery of nature. A one of a kind performance by one of New England’s favorite storytellers.
$501- $1000
Carpenter, Regi A Shadow Across the Moon Literature- Creative Writing,
Performing Arts- Literary Artists,
Performing Arts- Theater
In this workshop and performance ( available as a package or independently) stories of the supernatural and paranormal as well as true events will bring tweens and teens to the library to write and perform or experience these tingly tales by master teller, Regi Carpenter
$201- $350
TheatreworksUSA, - THE CIVIL WAR History,
Performing Arts- Theater
Over one hundred and fifty years ago, the United States of America split in half as the north and south waged war against each other over preserving a way of life versus preserving the union. While decisions made by Abraham Lincoln, Robert E. Lee, and General Sherman affected the course of American history, ordinary Americans carried out these orders, and often made the ultimate sacrifice for their country. In telling the tale of this large and complex event, this Theatreworks show focuses on the smaller stories of some of the soldiers who are caught up in it, including, Zak, a runaway slave who demands the right to fight his own fight; Will, his former best friend and "master;" Johnny, an Irish immigrant who volunteers to defend his new home; and Jackie, a girl who becomes a drummer boy.
$1001- $3000
Conrad, Bob Music of the World Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
Author/illustrator, musician Bob Conrad will take your students on an imaginary voyage around using Music, Dances, and Hats of over 20 different cultures. Every member of the audience will become involved as they sing, clap, and participate in the fun. For the finale of the program, the stage is filled with a Latin Rhythm Band composed of members of the audience, each playing a different instrument. Bob Conrad will perform on a wide variety of common instruments such as the guitar and banjo, as well as Rosita the Brazilian Talking Drum, the Steel Drum, The African Kalimba, and a host of rhythm instruments, he will also explain the origin and historical development of them in a light-hearted way, This program will introduce your students to the world of music, Dixieland, jazz, Country, Folk, Flemenco, Rock and Music from Around the World. This program will leave your audience with a new found love and appreciation for music of all types. Bob Conrad is the author/illustrator of several educational books for children.
$351- $500
Encore Performing Arts, Inc. THE OKRA DANCE COMPANY Multicultural- Other,
Performing Arts- Dance
Dance performances of various cultures around the world, with an emphasis on the African American Heritage. Workshops and residencies can also be arranged. Programs available include:

• AMERICAN DANCE FROM AFRICA TO BROADWAY, which takes the audience on a fun-filled journey through the evolution of popular American dance from its African roots and European influences to soft shoe, tap, minstrel, and social dancing, culminating with the Broadway and club dances of today.

• JOURNEY INTO AFRICA takes a fascinating excursion from Senagal to Soweto through the traditional rhythms, songs, instruments, and dances that are an integral part of everyday African life. Two dancers plus a musician offer an authentic presentation of a culture that has profoundly influenced us all.

• DANCE, DANCE, DANCE tours Africa, Poland, Asia, the Caribbean and other nations around the world through the social dances that reflect each culture. Two versatile dancers perform the African Yambala, Chinese Sword Dance, Israeli Dodi-Li, Tango, Polka, Waltz, Jitterbug and more in a fast-paced, colorful production.

• RHYTHM DANCES FROM AROUND THE WORLD continues the journey to different countries around the world, including dances from Mexico, Greece, Hawaii, Italy, Japan, and the Caribbean.

$501- $1000
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